Salah named as BBC African Player of the year, 2017 - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE


Monday, December 11, 2017

Salah named as BBC African Player of the year, 2017

Liverpool and Egypt footballer, Mohamed Salah has been named as the BBC African Footballer of the Year, 2017.

After recording the highest number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria's Victor Moses.

The 25-year-old told BBC Sport, "I am very happy to win this award. It's always a special feeling when you win something. I feel like I had a great year, so I'm very happy. I would also like to win it next year".

Salah started the year with AS Roma in Italy, scoring 15 goals and assisting 11 others as AS Roma finished second, their best position in seven years, behind Juventus.

Having joined Liverpool in June, Salah's form has been impressive and presently he is the English Premier League top scorer with 13 Goals in 16 league appearance for his present club.

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